M81 - M82
BODE'S AND CIGAR GALAXIES
Messier 81 (also known as NGC 3031 or Bode's Galaxy) is a grand design spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away, with a diameter of 90,000 light years, in the constellation Ursa Major. Due to its proximity to our galaxy, large size, and active galactic nucleus (which harbors a 70 million supermassive black hole), Messier 81 has been studied extensively by professional astronomers. The galaxy's large size and relatively high brightness also makes it a popular target for amateur astronomers.
Messier 82 (also known as NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy or M82) is a starburst galaxy approximately 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. A member of the M81 Group, it is about five times more luminous than the Milky Way and has a center one hundred times more luminous. The starburst activity is thought to have been triggered by interaction with neighboring galaxy M81. As the closest starburst galaxy to Earth, M82 is the prototypical example of this galaxy type. SN 2014J, a type Ia supernova, was discovered in the galaxy on 21 January 2014. In 2014, in studying M82, scientists discovered the brightest pulsar yet known, designated M82 X-2
Luminance Broad Band Channel 2h expose
Solved with Galaxies and Quasar .
|Bortle Scale / SQM-L||Bortle 4/5 / ---|
|Primary Scope||CCA 250/1250 - FSQ106/530|
|Camera||IMX 455 (L) - KAF8300 (rgb)|
|Mount||AP 1100 GTO CP4|
|Total Exposure Time||4h|
|Location||Val Imagna (Bergamo) Italy|
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